Condo, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 5 Sleeps
About Tony Sindt
Born and raised in Iowa -- found my way to Chicago after college -- and then found a little piece of 'paradise' in Michigan a short time later. Engaged on the Bluff, Married on the beach and now we have two little boys who absolutely love everything there is to our 'Michigan home'. With a 8 year old with an extra chromosome and his baby brother who just turned 4, our lives seem to speed by way too fast. It doesn't happen as much as it should, but a quick trip to Michigan puts everything in perspective and slows things down!! We love having the opportunity to share this with others and hear their stories along the way. So, if you get the chance, please be our guest!! And enjoy 'Another Day in Paradise' with us in 2018...
Tony Sindt purchased this Condo in 2006
Why Tony Sindt chose Lake Michigan Beach
Once you get to the beach the answer is obvious. But to have something that is this private and undeveloped yet so close to all the bustling tourist towns and big cities is nothing but amazing. It was a lottery pick and we were lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. The grounds are a little primitive, but the condos are incredible. And the beach..... well you just gotta see that for yourself. Then try realizing this is the midwest... and not an island!!! Plus, if you get to see a sunset, it will be something you will never forget....
What makes this Condo unique
Private Beach is our biggest asset. We have PGA worthy golf courses, 5 start restaurants, brewery's, some of the country's best wineries, tons of Antique shops, and numerous quaint, festive towns that are so very close. You can enjoy any of this, or sit back by the beach and roast some marshmallows with friends and family as the sun sets. Did we mention the BEACH!! :) Plus, new heater in the pool for our mid June - Sept rentals!! That has nothing on the beach, but just adds to the 'to do' list for your stay..... The choices are all yours -- and there's never a wrong one!! Come see for yourself... make the short trip to find your "Paradise"...
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cozy Family Vacation - Sans Beach
We had a good experience renting this property. It was well-maintained and had all the amenities we needed. It was the perfect size for our small family! While there were other families in the complex, it stayed very quiet and had a nice relaxing atmosphere.
We enjoyed having a fire on the patio while watching the sunset over the lake. Having a wood pile on site was certainly a nice surprise! The view from the bluff less than 100ft away from our door was outstanding!
The only issue we really had was that the private beach was under water and has been for months. While I realize this was completely out of Tony’s control, the only reason we spent the extra money to rent here was the private beach access. I think it would be worth updating the listing to warn potential renters that the beach may not be available.
Other than that, the area was awesome with a good amount of activities in St. Joseph and South Haven. The public beach was still pretty nice with a playground and splash park for the kids.
Overall, I really enjoyed our stay, but was a little disappointed that the private beach was unusable.
Our annual go to!
We’ve been staying here every year for 7 years. Tony is awesome and there have been several updates over the year. The beach and pool areas are nice and the location is perfect!
This is a perfect property, lake views, lots of deck space, golf cart! Tony was very helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back!
Great family vacation spot!!
This condo was perfect for our family vacation with a teenager and a baby!! Tony had everything we needed from a pack n play to plastic kid utensils/cups to beach toys and a wagon for our use. He even had a stack of wood available to use for nightly bonfires!! Such a nice surprise!! The teenager loved heading to the heated outdoor condo pool in the evenings after dinner. The king sized bed was super comfortable and we had plenty of space. We spent most of our time “at home” on the outdoor deck with the gorgeous views of the lake.
The private beach was eroded during our stay, but it allowed us to explore some of the nearby beaches! Hagar beach was a mile away and was dog friendly, which was absolutely perfect for us! It was a nice, easy, scenic run down and back with my dog every morning. The kid friendly beach/attractions in St. Joe is only 10 minutes away, and we returned to town to to eat out one evening. We also visited South Haven, which was 25 minutes north and drove 30 minutes south to Warren Dunes State Park to hike the dunes.
The only drawback was that the teenager would have liked to be closer to town so he could walk around and get Starbucks every day lol. Also- when Tony says to bring towels, that means ALL towels you may need, including hand towels and dish towels for the kitchen!
Tony was always available via text and was easy to work with!! Awesome property! Great stay. Thanks so much.
Nice condo, great size for a small family, & Tony is very easy to work with.
Great Lake house
Tony made the overall experience great. He was very accommodating and assisted us along the way while we prepared for the IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead race. Everything you needed for a family of four to enjoy Lake Michigan at this property.
Too much sun to labor over the stove? No Problem. St Joe, South Haven and Saugatuk are only minutes away and each presents its own unique dining experience. Weather its eggs in the AM or prime rib at nite there are literally hundreds of dining options to choose from in this area. Got Kids? The Air Zoo (awesome!), Childrens Museum, Light Houses, Pick-your-own fruit, and Surfari Joes Water Park are within minutes of our little piece of paradise. And for the ladies, shop til you drop (or plastic declined), at any of the beautiful, rustic downtowns. Should I mention antiques and wineries?? Lots of them, really close!! You will be planning your next trip before you even leave. Enjoy all the festivals in the area or watch the ragata or a parade of boats that make there way to this area weekly. And GUYS, you have some of the best golf in the US right here in SW Michigan! Harbor Shored hosted the 2012 Senior PGA Championships (a Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship coarse, less than 5 Minutes away) and was back in 2016.. Hit the links NOW!! Mark your calendar, hit it while it is HOT!! Be sure to ask about stay and play specials in Spring and Fall. If that is not enough for the golf enthusyist there are still dozens of green fees minutes away awaiting your slice. Don't forget Notre Dame football, MIS (Michigan International Speedway), and hundreds of local events in season and during the 'off' season. New attractions make there way to these shores every year bringing more excitement and new opportunities to truly fall in love with this area. Search for your niche, there is something waiting for you in SW Michigan.